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#182 of 707 Re: My 1999 Kia Sportage is leaking oil [lmp4]
Dec 18, 2007 (6:29 pm)
Well i started the car this morning to warm it up and let the windows defrost for about 5 minutes and when i came out there was a pool of oil under the car so i took my roommates car, also the dipstick before i started it showed low. Then when i got home form work i check the oil again seeing as the car had plenty of time to set and it was almost empty. I am thinking maybe i burst a gasket or possibly the oil pump possibly went seeing as it only leaks when the car is running.
As for checking the codes i am not sure how to do that on the kia i am used to having a honda where i am able to use a paper clip..
And the oil light is still not on, that i do not understand myself. However the check engine light is on and that puzzles me as well..
#183 of 707 Re: My 1999 Kia Sportage is leaking oil [ort102]
Dec 19, 2007 (4:22 am)
The oil filter adapter (as well as filter) has been a culprit in the past. THese are the only external oil passages...Check all bolts for tightness. Blown pressure switch have happened.
As long as there is enough oil to build some pressure, the oil light will not pop ON.
Reading the codes requires a scanner...
#184 of 707 Help! Sportage accelerating/stalling
Dec 19, 2007 (2:44 pm)
Hi. Hopefully someone may have a suggestion for me. My 2006 sportage has been having episodes where it will accelerate on its own, rev fast/high, and stall when the car is idling. Of course both times I have taken it to the shop the vehicle has not done this. Any suggestions? this is a real safety issue. Thank you
#185 of 707 timing belt 1999 kia spotage
Dec 19, 2007 (3:57 pm)
i need to know how to aline the counter balance shaft.not sure camshifts alinement either .
#186 of 707 Re: timing belt 1999 kia spotage [srowan]
Dec 19, 2007 (5:24 pm)
There is no counterbalance shaft
Detailed timing belt change and timing
#187 of 707 Re: Sportage 2.0 hesitates [lmp4]
Dec 24, 2007 (10:21 am)
Thanks 4 the reply Imp4 and here's some more info. I bought this Sportahe
non-running. The T belt had apparently jumped causing it to get out of time so #4 piston hit the head, broke one valve off, which in turn beat the bottom of the head to pieces, busted the piston, but didn't hurt the cylinder yet the belt was NOT broken. The previous owner disassembled the motor, saw the problems, and threw the parts in the rear with the timing belt so I know it wasn't broken. I replaced the piston/head/belt/idler 109k and all was well. Roughly 3k after getting it running the hestitation started. Besides the things I've already checked/tried, I also went back over the valves but all are correct and while I can't recall the number, I also did a vacuum check and it was good/steady. It runs great down the road as long as your running steady. And though that was a good thought, it has never knocked once. Been a while since I've fooled with an OBD1 but like OBD2, if it detects a problem doesn't the check engine light come on? This one's light isn't on and the bulb is good. I know u retrieve the codes differently but in the sense of the light they function the same if memory serves. Right?
#188 of 707 Re: Sportage 2.0 hesitates [lmp4]
Dec 24, 2007 (10:27 am)
No I haven't checked the cat for blockage but as for starting, it fires right up in both cold/hot weather no problem.
#189 of 707 Re: My 1999 Kia Sportage is leaking oil [lmp4]
Dec 31, 2007 (2:53 pm)
OK i figured out what the problem was, it was the oil cooler. so i took it in to get it fixed and now i have another problem. After i have had my car shut off for awhile one of the relays under the hood starts to hum andn actually vibrates until i physically remove it from the car. What could be causing this? I mean i just got the car fixed. Any recomendations as the guy at the mechanics said it was possibly the computer but i just don't see how that could be as it was only setting there since it broke down....
#190 of 707 Re: My 1999 Kia Sportage is leaking oil [ort102]
Jan 02, 2008 (12:01 pm)
Can you identify which relay you are talking about? Will the car run without it?
#191 of 707 Re: My 1999 Kia Sportage is leaking oil [lmp4]
Jan 02, 2008 (12:08 pm)
Hi, The one that vibrates And makes the noise is the ECI Main (the big one on the left). then once i pull igt out there is a slight noise coming from the box but does not last long. The shop had left my interior light on and drained my battery could that have anything to do with it? adn i have yet to try and start it without it. I will give that a try..K i tried to start it without it and it will not start.